It’s been 85 years since the Queen first hopped on a pony and, as these pictures show, she has no intention of stopping yet.
The Queen was as poised and in control as ever as she rode out with a groom yesterday, her strong will evident in the fact that she still refuses to wear a riding helmet.
Her Majesty once explained that she never wore a riding hat and never will. Her racing trainer Ian Balding said in an interview once quipped “you don’t have to have your hair done like I do” when he asked why shunned the safety gear.
Instead, the Queen chose a silk scarf far less likely to crush her signature ‘do.